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1.3 The Northern Adriatic integrated case study

Valentina Giannini - CMCC, Italy

On 28 May 2013 the second workshop for the integrated case study of the Northern Adriatic coast of Italy took place, hosted by ICTP in Trieste. The same stakeholders who had been invited to the first workshop were again invited. This time eleven stakeholders participated from the following institutions: Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia Met services, Friuli Venezia Giulia geologic department and environmental agency, Municipality of Venice, Extension Service of the Rivers Ledra and Tagliamento, and Marine Protected Area of Miramare.

The CLIM-RUN expert team introduced the CLIM-RUN project (Valentina Giannini), presented the newly-developed climate products for the region (Alessio Bellucci, Erika Coppola), and described the parameters used to assess risk in coastal areas (Silvia Torresan, Valentina Gallina). Generally speaking the stakeholders were pleased with the results presented and engaged researchers with questions and comments, thus demonstrating their knowledge of and/or interest in climate services.

The main messages voiced were: how to acquire data and methodologies to understand future climate scenarios, and how to derive local conditions by downscaling; and the need to understand climate impacts in order to plan how to minimize and/or prevent risk, and to adapt to climate change.

At the end of the workshop, Valentina Giannini confirmed that this would be the last workshop organized for stakeholders’ interaction, but nevertheless the whole CLIM-RUN team gave availability to collaborate should needs and opportunities arise. This opportunity was accepted right away, e.g. by the representatives of the Venezia Municipality and the Regional Environmental Agency of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Finally, stakeholders were informed that they will receive the final climate products and risk assessment parameters, which will be developed by the CLIM-RUN research partners.

Foto 1.1  The Trieste workshop, March 2013